Shopping With The Stars 2009
Louise Gold appeared as herself one of the ‘Stars’ at Dress Circle on Saturday 16 May 2009, for an event in aid of The Theatrical Guild
Elaine C. Smith
Additional Appearances By Chance (Not sure if these count)
Rexton S Bunnet
Dress Circle’s Paid Staff – Chris, Jessica, Michael, and, Melanie Tranter
Theatrical Guild – Karen Nichols and at least two others
Official Photographer – Roy Tan
Reporters – TotallyTheatre
Louise Gold, Philip Quast, Liz Robertson, and,
Louise Gold, and, Gay Soper had previously appeared at Dress Circle in the Dress Circle Grand Reopening.
Clive Carter has previously appeared in My Fair Lady, and, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (York Production). He may have appeared in Comedy Tonight.
Clive Carter may have appeared in Dear Ralph, which
Jason Donovan has previously appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Alexander Hanson, and, Sian Phillips’s recording credits include Great Duets From The Musicals.
Alexander Hanson, and, Dave Willets’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens.
Alexander Hanson, and, Liz Robertson’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Laughter And Tears.
Patricia Hodge appeared on the radio in Ned Sherrin’s Review Of Revue, for which Rexton S Bunnet was the researcher.
Sian Phillips’s recording credits include Encore The Very Best From The Musicals, The History Of The Musical, and, Let’s Go On With The Show – Hit Songs From The West End & Broadway.
Sian Phillips, and, Gay Soper’s recording credits include Magic Of The Musicals, and, Let’s Go On With The Show – Hit Songs From The West End & Broadway.
Nigel Planer, and, Dave Willets’s recording credits include The Greatest Musicals Of The 20th Century.
Kelly Price appeared on television in ABBA – The Reunion.
Liz Robertson has previously appeared in The Royal Variety Performance (1982), A Time To Start Living, CLIC’s 18th Birthday Celebration, and, The Radio 2 Arts Programme Chichester Festival 1994. Her recording credits include Cole Porter – Night And Day.
Liz Robertson, and, Dave Willets have previously appeared in Chicago & Company.
Louise Gold, and, Liz Robertson have previously appeared together in: Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It, and, Side By Side By Sondheim, and on the album Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It (Recording). Together they have also appeared in the Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala, Happily Ever After, and, A Celebration Of The Life And Work Of Dick Vosburgh, in addition they may have taken part in Will Aid.
Liz Robertson, Gay Soper,
Louise Gold, Liz Robertson, and, Gay Soper has previously appeared in the Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala.
Gay Soper has previously appeared in a concert of highlights from the Ratepayer’s Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado, and The Soap Opera. Her recording credits include Cabaret, and, Centre Stage Showtime!.
Dave Willets’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Glamour & Majesty.
Clive Carter, and, Gay Soper’s recording credits include The Great Musicals - From Broadway to Hollywood.
In the past the Theatrical Ladies Guild had several sister charities, one of these was The Music Hall Ladies Guild. A certain incident at one of their fundraising events seems to have inspired the Act 1 finale of the musical One Touch Of Venus (One Touch Of Venue (1992 Production), One Touch Of Venus (2000 Production)), and indeed the fundraising event itself is the party referred to in the tale that Whitelaw Savoury tells at the Art Student’s ball).
Links about Shopping With The Stars 2009
Stage Beauty’s Article on the history of the Theatrical Guild (originally known as The Theatrical Ladies Guild): http://www.stagebeauty.net/th-frames.html?http&&&www.stagebeauty.net/th-lguild.html
Dress Circle: http://www.dresscircle.com/ and in particular: http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/sectionitemdetails.asp?ContentID=2424
The event’s entry on The Philip Quast Guide: http://www.allthingsquast.info/career/stage/concerts/shopwiththestars.htm (page details both 2008 and 2009)
TotallyTheatre’s Official report of the day: http://www.totallytheatre.com/news/shopping_with_the_stars
Agency Licensing Campaign (article in The Stage): http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/31022/theatre-stars-back-campaign-for-talent-agency, and Online Petition (which anyone who supports it can sign): http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41085.html , seeing as Kaisa Hammarlund is among the performers backing this worthy campaign.